(pdf) Teen dating violence can include multiple forms of abuse including unwanted physical contact, sexual abuse, and/or psychological manipulation.
For example, of the, 65% of teens who were asked to engage in unwanted sexual activity through technology, 82% did not tell their parents about it.
SAFE (7233) or 1.800.787.3224 (TTY) Established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress, the Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information, and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends, and families.
The Hotline is a resource for domestic violence advocates, government officials, law enforcement agencies, and the general public. Advocates receive approximately 21,000 calls each month.
It is important for victims/survivors of abuse to find local resources like Caring Unlimited and to have trusted friends or family members who can keep their confidentiality and give them nonjudgmental support.
When a victim of abuse is thinking about leaving their abusive relationship, it is best to ask for help.